Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Princeton's Condon Off to Calder Cup Playoffs with Houston Aeros

Former Princeton University netminder Mike Condon is now 3-0-0 with the AHL's Houston Aeros, after going 3-1-0 with the ECHL's Ontario Reign in his professional debut earlier this spring.

A 6-2, 195 lb. native of Needham, Mass., Condon, 22, was a free agent after four years at Princeton, where he went 12-17-7 with three shutouts over the past two seasons after playing in just 12 games with the Tigers over his freshman and sophomore campaigns. He played his final game in a Princeton uniform on March 9, stopping 29 of 32 shots in a 4-2 first-round ECAC Quarterfinal loss to Cornell at Hobey Baker Rink.

Condon now sports a 2.39 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage with Houston, having allowed just nine goals in five appearances so far. Houston begins a best-of-five first-round Calder Cup playoff series with the Grand Rapids (Mich.) Griffins on Saturday, which also marks Condon's 23rd birthday.

The Aeros, the primary affilliate of the NHL's Minnesota Wild, will relocate following the season to Des Moines, where they will become the Iowa Wild.

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